What I've Been Wearing!

2:30 PM

Summers in the South means shorts season.  Even with shorts and my "Mom on the Run" lifestyle, I still like to always look pulled together.  And I think I've found my TNT shorts pattern, Simplicity 1887.  I made the pants pattern a few years ago and I completely forgot about this one. And I saw them in a fabric ad in a Joann's flyer and I fell in love.  
I had this beautiful ivory crepe woven that I'd picked up from Hancock and I used it to make Mikaela a dress (that I will eventually post) and I had just enough leftover for these shorts.
They're extremely quick to sew... I think I made mine in about 2 hours from cut to finish.  The most challenging part is feeding the elastic through the double casings. 
I cut the size 14 and sewed the straight out of the envelope.  The only change I made is to add D-rings to one side of the ties.  I like hardware!
I wore my new Striped Double V-neck Blouse c/o Shein.com with my new shorts.  It paired perfectly and gave a great nautical look.
I love these shorts so much, that I made a colorful pair in a green and white cotton print that I picked up from Joann's.
I wore this pair with my white off-the-shoulder top c/o Shein.com.
And for my last "mom on the run" look, I wore my DIY white skinny jeans with this adorable Navy Blue Rayon Gauze Lace Insert Blouse c/o Shein.com.  I really liked this top.  But unfortunately when I washed and dryed it, it shrunk like crazy.  I mean small enough for Isabella!  I recently mentioned the pretreatment of rayon gauze on this top that I made.  I guess Shein.com didn't get that post in their feed. 

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  1. I like the overall look - but really love the shorts and the blue shoes. I'm on the hunt to find a pair of skinny white jeans that fit me...it's at times like this I wish I sewed! You look great!

  2. I love all of your ensembles. You look great! Those white shorts are beautiful and the D ring adds some interest and polish.

  3. Another great look! Love the addition of the hardware - those little touches you add are really nice details.

  4. The shorts are a good length. There are a lot of Bermudas out there but I don't think they're always flattering. Yours are not too tight, but short enough to give a leggy look that's flattering.

    I'm not sure if I'd like the skirt in that pattern. I think the pleats might be too poofy.


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